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to return a funeral in santa rosa, california, tonight for andy lopez who was shot to death last week by a sheriff's deputy who thought he was carrying an assault rifle. so it turned out to be a plastic pellet gun. the community is outraged by this killing. the sonoma county sheriff is standing by the deputy eric gilhouse, the officer who pulled the trigger. >> a tragedy for all involved. >> the fact he's been employed with the sheriff's office for 24 years suggests you have a lot of confidence in him. >> eric is a solid employee and the fact he trains new people for us does show the level of respect that we have for eric and his position here. >> this was such a tragedy. sheriff's deputies claim they ordered lopez to on drop his weapon and opened fire when he turned toward them with his toy gun. i have to go online and take a look at his tois gun versus what the actual assault rifle looks like because i have a boy who walks around shooting. i let him do the water guns, the big ones, because they don't look like regular rifles. in this case, berman, it looked like the assault rifle. w
, california today, hundreds of protesters, many of them teenagers skipping school. demanding justice for andy lopez, the 13-year-old shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy who apparently thought the teenager posed a deadly threat holding what turned out to be a toy gun, an ak-47 replica. but some think the deputy and his partner showed poor judgment, or worse, deliberately targeted a hispanic youth. >> we're here to say a badge is not a license to kill. we demand that the cops be jail. we have no confidence in the police or politicians. >> reporter: investigators from another police department are still reviewing the case, but thus far seem to be defending the deputy. 24-year veteran eric gillhouse saying he had to quickly react based on what he saw at the time. >> that the weapon appeared real, that the subject appeared to be turning toward them, and the barrel of the weapon appeared to be rising this their general direction. >> reporter: the fbi is also investigating whether lopez's civil rights were violated. and even though he was just 13, gillhouse and his partner told investigators they
their final good-bye to andy lopez. a police officer shot and killed the 13-year-old because he appeared to be carrying an assault rifle. it turned out to be a plastic gun. a preliminary autopsy report says the officer fired eight rounds at the scene and andy lopez died of bullets to the chest and right hip. >>> o.j. simpson's south florida mansion will be auctioned off online. a judge signed off on the deal to sell his lavish home. according to reports, the property's >>> and then in weather. take a look at this. wirnd wonderland for some folks out west. an averaging of 4 to 7 inches fell in parts of wyoming and -- we wish those folks. good luck with that today. >> winter here we come. >> new jersey governor chris christie is spending today visiting communities impacted by superstorm sandy. today marks one year after that tragic storm. there is still a long way to go for many people hit by sandy. in seaside heights, that's right. on the jersey shore, millions of reported to rebuild only to have a massive fire destroy part of the boardwalk that was ravaged by sandy. and really a one-two
't have it on? it would be the exact same thing that 13-year-old andy lopez was carrying when his was killed by police. his did not have the orange tip at the end of the barrel. in a moment we'll talk about the case with former nypd detective harry halk. dan simon will remind you what this story is all about. >> reporter: classmates and friends of 13-year-old andy lopez carried his casket into the santa rosa church for his funeral. his drought parents seen entering the service which was filled to capacity. classmates remember lopez fondly. >> andy was a nice person. he would always make you smile and laugh anytime you were sad. he was loved. >> reporter: but with the grief he was outraged. >> what do we want? >> justice. >> reporter: hundreds of protesters took to the streets tuesday, many of them teenagers skipping school. demanding justice for lopez, gun down by a sheriff's deputy last week who parentally thought the teenager posed a deadly threat holing what turned out to be a gun, an ak-47 replica. some think the deputy and his partner showed poor judgment or worse, deliberate
.com for the latest. >>> they will say their final good-bye to a 13-year-old boy named andy lopez. a police officer shot and killed the teen because the boy appeared to be carrying an assault rifle. it turned out to be a plastic gun. cnn's dan simon has the story. >> reporter: outrage at a northern california town. an ak-47 replica, a toy pellet gun, mistakingly identified by a sheriff's deputy for the real thing. the veteran officer firing, killing him. >> the reports are that he asked the boy to drop the weapon. and he didn't drop it. >> andy was not the type, believe me. if he knew it was a sheriff, if he was asked, andy would have dropped it, you know, i -- i don't believe that at all. >> reporter: friends and neighbors in santa rosa have held rallies, calling the shooting a combination of unnecessarily force and racism. some allege the shooter was profiled because he was hiss sb spannic walking through a low income neighborhood. >> i understand the community is angry. this is a horrible tragedy. >> reporter: the county sheriff told us he couldn't go into details of the case but he confirmed th
schooler shot dead by a sheriff's deputy is expected to be laid to rest. 13-year-old andy lopez was carrying two fake guns when he was killed on a california street. mourners gathered yesterday to pay their respects. many of them wore white to honor the young boy. cnn affiliate kgo reports that the local sheriff is cooperating in an fbi investigation. the sheriff has also expressed his sympathy. >>> and it is like something straight out of a hollywood script. four inmates make a daring escape from an oklahoma jail leaving the town on edge. new in the next hour of "newsroom" we'll speak with the county sheriff and ask him about the search for the four men and if he thinks they got any outside help, that's straight ahead at 10:00. are you flo? yes. is this the thing you gave my husband? well, yeah, yes. the "name your price" tool. you tell us the price you want to pay, and we give you a range of options to choose from. careful, though -- that kind of power can go to your head. that explains a lot. yo, buddy! i got this. gimme one, gimme one, gimme one! the power of the "na
, mistaken for the real thing. the deputy fired 13 rounds at lopez, killing him. >> the reports were he asked the boy to drop the weapon and he didn't drop it. >> andy was not that type, andy, if he knew it was a sheriff, if he was asked, andy would have dropped it. i don't believe that at all. >> family and friends have held rallies, calling the shooting a combination of unnecessary force and profiling. some say he was profiled because he was hispanic, walking through a rough neighborhood. >> we want him to be prosecuted for what he did. he took somebody's life. you know, he had just turned 13. you know, we want justice for andy. and until we get that we are not going to stop marching. >> i understand that the community is angry and sad and this is a horrible tragedy for all involved. >> sonoma county sheriff told us he could not go into details of the case. but he confirmed the deputy who fired the shots is eric gillhouse, an iraq war veteran. >> eric is a solid employee and trains new people for us. that shows the level of respect we have for eric and his position here. >> investigators sa
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